Three auctioneers from Greenslade Taylor Hunt, who operate Sedgemoor Auction Centre, are swapping the sale ring for the saddle as they plan to cycle between all the GTH offices which span three counties and 230 miles all in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Andrew Clements, James Wotton and Jamie Batt, who enjoy a challenge, have less than five weeks to train before they start their ‘Tour of GTH’ at the firm’s Hammet Street office in Taunton on Monday, November 5.

Heading across Exmoor the intrepid trio will pick up the most recent additions to the GTH Network; Williton and Minehead before continuing to South Molton on the first day. Exmoor is not the only challenge ahead of them as they will also cross the Blackdowns and the Mendips as they travel to Tiverton, Honiton, Chard, Ilminster, Dorchester, Sherborne, Yeovil, Langport, Wells, Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and finishing at Sedgemoor Auction Centre on Friday, November 9.

 Andrew is one of the dairy and calf auctioneers and is based at Sedgemoor Auction Centre as well as conducting sales across the South of England and Wales. James also sells the calves as well as the fodder at Sedgemoor, and has recently moved to the Honiton office, handling a large amount of professional work. Jamie works out of the Yeovil office covering a large area for professional work and is on the sheep section selling breeding rams every Saturday at Sedgemoor.

 When asked what made them take on such a challenge James explained: “We always like a challenge and we are hoping the whole of GTH will be supporting us and helping us to fundraise.”

Andrew commented: “Cancer Research UK is a great cause that we really wanted to support and raise as much money as possible, all three of us know people who have suffered or are suffering and it’s a charity that will hit home for pretty much everyone.”

Jamie added: “We think the distance is doable but the hills and the potential for bad weather in November means we are taking on a big challenge.”

The aim is to raise £3,000 and all the GTH offices are supporting the effort. Donations can also be made online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gthcycle